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In 2015, Xerox published an eBook with findings from experts at the Yale School of Medicine called How Social Factors Shape Population Health, that outlines how environmental and social factors influence roughly 60% of an individual’s health and not medical interventions. The book also illustrates factors such as socioeconomic status, employment, and housing rates that play… Read more
Once again, great job, StreetSquash and great job graduates! This year 26 students who participated in StreetSquash graduate from high school, their largest class to date. The students have been accepted to a diverse number of colleges and universities ranging from two-year state schools to four-year public and private institutions. We wish them all the… Read more
A recent article in the New York Times Magazine by Nikole Hannah-Jones provides a comprehensive overview of school segregation in the United States, especially New York City. A follow up to her powerful podcast on This American Life that zeroed in on school segregation as a continued reason for the opportunity gap between black and… Read more
If you haven’t already read it, Elmezzi Foundation Executive Director Pooja O’Hanlon and Administrative Assistant David Meehan produced a piece on the need for Civil Legal Aid for our 2016 Spring Newsletter. You can check out the original post, the rest of our most recent newsletter and subscribe to all future newsletters here. Not only… Read more
In the highly competitive New York City job market every job applicant always needs to bring their very best to each and every interview they have. Dressing professionally is an integral part of bringing your best. However, for some, simply owing the professional clothing is a significant barrier. If you’re low-income, unemployed, and/or homeless it… Read more
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut recently compiled a touching video of some of their “bigs” (mentors) and “littles” (student mentees) from their New Haven programming this past year. Click here to check it out and hear directly from participants what makes their programming so valuable.
The crisis in the American criminal justice system and the need for prison reform is sparking voracious debates, news headlines, and even whole conferences and panels. Within this larger issue is the rapidly growing population of female inmates in American prisons, including women that are arrested while pregnant. As a recent piece in the New… Read more
As we welcome in the spring, we are excited to announce that yet another group of Dreamers from our “I Have A Dream” Foundation – NY: Ravenswood II program are graduating high school this year and selecting colleges to attend. One such Dreamer, Deja Daniels was featured in Metro as she was one of 4,000… Read more
Recently, three researchers were awarded a $100,000 prize for Northwell Health System’s Medical Innovation Contest! One of the researches was Todd Goldstein, a PhD candidate at the Feinstein Institute’s Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine as well as an orthopedic research assistant to Daniel Grande. Goldstein and Grande, along with Lee Smith, chief of pediatric… Read more